Oslo, Norway, and Quebec, Canada (13 September 2021) – Airthings (AIRX), the global leader in indoor air quality solutions and energy-saving technology, today announced a 10-year contract to supply air quality monitoring solutions to all private schools across one of Canada’s largest provinces, Quebec.
Airthings won the deal with the Airthings for Business solution. The deal has a total contract value of approximately CAD $8 million (NOK 54.9 million) with service revenues running over the next 10 years following the installation. The contract details and formalities will be worked out over the next few days.
The contract was part of a tender process run by the government of Quebec and will include supplying nearly 10,000 View Plus for Business air quality monitors, the company’s newest flagship product, together with the Airthings for Business Dashboard for remote monitoring and advanced analytics.
Airthings’ monitoring solution will enable students and teachers to view the air quality in their classrooms, while it also enables school districts and facility managers to remotely monitor and optimize the air quality in all their schools, providing a healthier and safer environment for all.
School air quality in the spotlight worldwide
The global pandemic has put the importance of good air quality in schools, offices, hospitals, and commercial buildings in the spotlight. In Europe, countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands have already introduced regulations to monitor air quality in schools, and several states in the US including California are looking at implementing similar measures.
“It’s more important than ever to work with educational institutions to prioritize indoor air quality, which can have a dramatic impact on the cognitive performance and health of our children,” said Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Government of Quebec to create the best possible learning environment for children and continue to educate people everywhere about the dangers of poor indoor air quality.”
Why indoor air quality matters
We spend 90% of our time indoors where the air is typically two to five times more polluted than outdoors. Children spend a big portion of that time in schools and they are more susceptible to health problems associated with poor air quality.
Carbon Dioxide levels are a key indicator of indoor air quality and ventilation in schools and other buildings. When CO₂ builds up in poorly ventilated spaces, it can cause lower productivity, drowsiness, headaches, loss of concentration, and it can also increase the risk of airborne virus transmission. Conditions such as humidity and temperature are also important factors to monitor as both are correlated with the spread of viruses indoors.
Why Airthings for Business
By monitoring indoor air quality with the Airthings for Business solution, schools can ensure a healthy and safe environment for both children and educators, while optimizing energy consumption. Set up in a matter of minutes, the wireless monitors run on long-lasting batteries, making the solution easily scalable and customizable to any new or existing space. Indoor air quality data with advanced cloud analytics is easily available via the Airthings Dashboard and users can create reports to ensure they comply with local regulations. To learn more about the Airthings for Business solution, visit airthings.com/business.
Airthings is a global leader in indoor air quality solutions and energy-saving technology for consumers, businesses, and professionals. Founded in 2008, Airthings is on a mission to empower the world to breathe better through simple, affordable, and accurate technology solutions, while optimizing energy consumption in buildings. Headquartered in the heart of Oslo, and with offices in the US and Canada, the company has approximately 140 employees from more than 30 nationalities and counting. For more information, visit airthings.com.
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Oyvind Birkenes | CEO
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